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Half Moon Bay Review

Libby Leyden

13 February 2019

San Mateo, California, United States

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After realizing a gap at the intersection of mental health care and emergency responders, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has formed a partnership with the county Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and crea...

Albuquerque Journal

Ryan Boetel

11 February 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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The Albuquerque Police Department is rolling out a new program that aims to get people the help they need rather than place them in jail where they are likely to relapse. Similar to programs already working in other s...

The Christian Science Monitor

Dina Kraft

6 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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A school in Tel Aviv welcomes immigrant and refugee children with open arms, providing language classes, long school days, extracurricular activities, and more. Members of the community volunteer to tutor and lead aft...

Government Technology

Melia Russell

5 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Access to a smartphone or Internet services can assist in escaping homelessness. By offering WiFi, San Francisco-based homeless shelters hope not only to bring more individuals in off the street, but also to provide t...

NationSwell

Alan Thompson

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4 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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After a highly successful pilot run, Denver formally instituted Denver Day Works, an initiative that pays homeless residents to clean up and landscape the city during the day. So far, the program has helped over 150 p...

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David Raths

1 February 2019

Sonoma, California, United States

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As natural disasters become more prevalent - and more destructive - government at all levels is doing more to ensure that emergency alerts can reach everyone with mobile phones in the event of an evacuation or safety ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Sarita Santoshini

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31 January 2019

West Bengal, India

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In India, survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation are joining together to form support groups that aim to change community perspectives around prevention and rehabilitation efforts for young women. Not ...

KSHB

Kevin Holmes

31 January 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Parts of Kansas City were once regarded as high-crime areas, but thanks to a change in police practices, those crime rates have significantly decreased. Using a form of proactive policing that has officers on foot pat...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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22 January 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Public libraries are increasingly using their positions as accessible centers for information to address homelessness and mental health issues - in San Francisco, a team of Health and Safety Associates have helped pla...

The Boston Globe

John R. Ellement

16 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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After a successful test run, Massachusetts residents can now text 911 in the event of an emergency where it's too dangerous to call. Although there are limitations this approach, known as the Next Generation 911 syste...

INDY Week

Sarah Willets

15 January 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Durham County relieved hundreds of outstanding traffic fines in an effort to restore suspended driver's licenses. The program, called Durham Expungement and Restoration (DEAR), "identified more than 11,000 people elig...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

10 January 2019

Boulder, United States

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Having your identity stolen, especially a social security number, is frightening and can have far reaching consequences for everyone involved; while some of the people who commit identity theft have malicious intents,...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

8 January 2019

Netherlands

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Dutch public transportations are trying some innovative techniques to cut down on fare-evaders, emphasizing that consequences for those evading fares should not just impose fines but convince them to become ticket buy...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Malcolm Burnley

28 December 2018

Connecticut, United States

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Philadelphia could benefit from Connecticut’s Child FIRST program. The company sends therapists to family homes to help them address their mental health situations using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Child FIRST g...

The Hechinger Report

Peggy Barmore

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23 December 2018

West Virginia, United States

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A West Virginia town is using a federal grant to expand a preschool teacher home visiting program to high school students. "We’re coming to build a relationship with you because we know that you’re an expert on how yo...

The Marshall Project

Abbie Vansickle

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21 December 2018

California, United States

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After San Joaquin County adopted a slew of criminal justice reforms, crime dropped by 20 percent and hit a decades-old low. One of the things that was implemented were speciality courts saimed at decreasing arrest tim...

Next City

Rikha Sharma Rani

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21 December 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, The Bin gives homeless people a chance to store their valuables. “If I didn’t have this bin, I’d have to get rid of most of my stuff. These bins are really great to have.” Across the nation, other citi...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

20 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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While any attempted solution to homelessness is admirable, it’s the ideas that include community that may be the most successful. This is the concept supported by Stephanie Sena, a professor at Villanova who has dedic...

The New York Times

Margot Sanger-Katz

18 December 2018

Delaware, United States

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Delaware has a new statewide program to ask women of childbearing age if they are planning on getting pregnant in the next year during a primary care visit and to discuss birth control options if the answer is no. The...

Pacific Standard

Shelby Pope

17 December 2018

Alabama, United States

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The Bunk Police sell kits that test the content of drugs—such as LSD and MDA—providing an effective way for people to ensure they are not taking potentially harmful synthetics. While studies show that these kits provi...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

15 December 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Belle Reve House in Louisiana houses and treats low-income and homeless people living with AIDS. The house offers wraparound services and works to keep the virus at almost undetectable levels. Residents are less l...

The Guardian

Jules Montague

14 December 2018

Dublin, Ireland

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In Dublin, the concept of "inclusion health" is helping to prevent the constant cycling of homeless people from the hospital and the streets and making sure that vulnerable populations receive the attention they need ...

The Christian Science Monitor

John Colin Marston

10 December 2018

United States

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Many states are rolling back the punitive measures against youth who committed crimes that began in the 1980s and 1990s. After the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, ...

NPR

Bram Sable-Smith

9 December 2018

Madison, United States

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Rural communities need more than medication to deal with the opioid crisis; in one rural region of northern Wisconsin, a specialist doctor is able to prescribe Suboxone, but the programs he advocates for take a more c...

NPR

Cheryl Corley

6 December 2018

Gig Harbor, United States

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In states across America, some incarcerated women are able to give birth and take care of their children from jail. The programs help to reduce recidivism and keep families together, but there are limitations that res...

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